AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is set to return from suspension following his alleged stamp on Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Since the 2-2 draw at Old Trafford between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth, Tyrone Mings has been forced onto the sidelines due to a Football Association five match ban.
Meanwhile Ibrahimovic has made four appearances for Manchester United despite his attempted stamp and deliberate and premeditated elbow on Mings due to receiving a lesser suspension.
Mings will be in contention for the match day squad against Tottenham Hotspur, but is likely to find it difficult to break back into a much improved back four of Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels.
Mings told the Daily Echo…
‘…(Eddie Howe’s) ideas and his experience definitely rub off on me. We have had a lot of conversations about the similarities between us.
“He is a great manager and a great coach to learn from. He is knowledgeable about every position but his experience as a defender certainly helps me…’
‘…I feel like I am getting fitter and stronger. I work a lot with the manager on reviewing games.
“For me, it was pleasing to put in some of my better performances at centre-back, although, ultimately, we are judged on results and they are the most important thing.”
Before the ban you couldn’t see him being dropped anytime soon as he was really making huge strides forward but now it’s hard to see him getting straight back in purely on results/performances since the ban.
Obviously he’ll be back on the bench but suspect that’s as far as he’ll get initially. – Join the conversation here.
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